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  • Book – Threats in the Age of Obama

    Posted by Zenpundit on January 29th, 2009 (All posts by )


    I am both excited and very pleased to announce the release of Threats in the Age of Obama by Nimble Books.

    Edited by my friend Michael Tanji, a former senior member of the intelligence community, the volume is a 224 page A-Z anthology on the cutting edge security challenges faced by the United States in the 21st century and the strategic thinking required to deal with them. Tanji recruited an impressive stable of experts, many with high level USG and private sector experience, in intelligence, cyberwarfare, terrorism, pandemics, nuclear proliferation, human terrain, information operations, public diplomacy, foreign policy and national security. It was a high honor for me to be included among the authors, who are:

    Dan tdaxp, Christopher Albon, Matt Armstrong, Matthew Burton, Molly Cernicek, Christopher Corpora, Shane Deichman, Adam Elkus, Matt Devost, Bob Gourley, Art Hutchinson, Tom Karako, Carolyn Leddy, Samuel Liles, Adrian Martin, Gunnar Peterson, Cheryl Rofer, Mark Safranski, Steve Schippert, Tim Stevens, and Shlok Vaidya. And last, but really first, editor, contributor and chief cat-herder, Michael Tanji.

    “….If you are on a mission to change the way government works, particularly in the national security arena, this is one a place where some independent and intellectually diverse thinking is to be found. In these essays, we offer our view of some of the more pressing threats the Obama administration will have to deal with in these early days of the 21st century.”

    If support the idea that the national security establishment needs to embrace change, then this is the book for you.


    4 Responses to “Book – Threats in the Age of Obama”

    1. Lexington Green Says:

      I am looking forward to reading this.

      It is an excellent group of contributors.

    2. Zenpundit Says:

      Hi Lex,

      Thank you. I think this is going to be a good seller for Nimble. The key is putting it into the hands of “influencers” as we do not have any promotion budget beyond review copies, this is going to have to be a “viral” campaign.

    3. Sgt. Mom Says:

      All righty then – good luck with that viral campaign. I’m trying to do something of the same sort with my own “Adelsverein Trilogy”. If you want to, go on over to the IAG website ( ) and check out the yahoo discussion group – there’s a lot of aggregate wisdom there from other writers trying to do the same kind of thing with their books.

      One discouraging thing about review copies, though – you’re doing great if you get one review posted or published for every four copies sent out. I found it to be true with all of my book projects, and the other IAG members concur. And it’s not just sending them out blind, with a press kit. This includes sending them out to people who have specifically offered to review, and asked for a copy.

    4. Lexington Green Says:

      Mine just arrived. Looks nice.